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Heritage report: since 2002, 61 US refugees have engaged in terrorist activities

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 6, 2017

Here is Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily on the Heritage Foundation report entitled, “The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program: A Roadmap for Reform.

(Also, Fox News wrote about the report here as well.)

Hohmann:

At least 61 people who came to the United States as “refugees” engaged in terrorist activities between 2002 and 2016, according to a new report authored by the Heritage Foundation.

Sheila Mastropietro, a resettlement worker in Lancaster, PA yesterday called it “ridiculous” that a refugee could be a terrorist: http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2017/07/05/5-things-you-probably-didnt-know-refugees-pa/450894001/ Mastropietro is front row right without head covering in NYT story featuring Lancaster: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/lancaster-refugees-trump-travel-ban.html

The report comes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s reinstatement of much of President Trump’s travel ban, and it also suggests that it’s impossible to vet Muslim refugees who may have no connections to known terrorist organizations but get radicalized after they arrive in the United States.

The Heritage Foundation identified scores of refugees, including many who came prior to 2002, as having taken part in activities ranging from lying to investigators about terror plots, to actually taking part in them. The report, aimed at reforming the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, or USRAP, calls for stricter limits and restrictions on refugees.

Under the current system, set by the Refugee Act of 1980, the president sets the annual cap on numbers of refugees allowed into the U.S. and Congress provides the funding. The State Department then contracts with nine private resettlement agencies, paying them millions of dollars per year to seed U.S. cities with Third Worlders.***

Since 1980 more than 3 million refugees [Ten Pittsburghs!—ed] have come to the United States, and more than 1 million of them have come from Muslim-dominated countries such as Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Sudan. Countries such as Burma and Australia have been more recently unloading their unwanted Muslim minorities on the U.S. and other Western countries.

“The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program should not be used as pretext to advocate for a global right to migrate nor is it a solution to conflict,” the study concludes. “Instead, the U.S. refugee admission program should be reformed to better advance U.S. interests.”

Continue here as Hohmann lists some of the refugee Islamic terrorist cases.

I confess, I haven’t read the report.  Would someone tell me if it includes any mention of the system where contractors are paid by the head to place refugees in unsuspecting cities and towns.  If these middlemen are not removed from the process there will NEVER be real reform.

Tell the President what you think!

***Federal contractors/middlemen/lobbyists/community organizers paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities:

 

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Trump | Tagged: , | 5 Comments »

Every day tell the White House what you think about refugee program!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 6, 2017

A reader knowledgeable about the ways of Washington, tells me we must send letters/comments to the Trump White House daily.

 

 

You might think your comments fall on deaf ears, but she assures me that comments are tracked.

Silence on your part sends the message to President Trump that you are satisfied with the way things are going with the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.

One message I want you to send is to tell the President (politely, but firmly), that he must lead in reforming the whole refugee program, that just jiggering around with the numbers isn’t reform. He must this year send some reform language to the Hill and tell leaders there that he wants real reform, not tinkering!

In my view, there can only be real reform when we stop paying middlemen contractors*** to place ever increasing numbers of refugees in to your cities and towns with no input from you who are paying for it all.

There will be no real reform until the contractors (aka lobbyists, aka community organizers) are removed from the process.

Readers ask me all the time what they can do, this is an easy project!

(This post is filed in my relatively new category—what you can do!—here.)

Go here to send a comment, make it pithy (but polite).  Do it every day, you can use posts I write for inspiration.  For example, today the President is in Poland, so send a note about how the Polish leaders are standing firm to save their culture and country from the Muslim migration and you want him to do the same.

Honestly, if my 5000+ subscribers and tens of thousands of facebook followers wrote to the President every day, you would be noticed!

*** Contractors/lobbyists/community organizers supported by your tax dollars:

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Whatever happened to indicted Uzbek refugee alleged terrorist Jamshid Muhtorov?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 5, 2017

Recently when I told you about another Uzbek refugee already in prison on terror charges after a guilty verdict in an Idaho trial, here, I wondered what happened to Jamshid Muhtorov who I wrote about in 2012, here.  By the way, the Idaho Uzbek refugee, Fazliddin Kurbanov, made news again when he attempted to kill the prison warden, see here.

When he goes to trial will we learn more about how and why he was resettled in Colorado in the first place?

Before I give you the latest on Muhtorov, the big question remains:

Why were we bringing in this group of known Uzbek troublemakers anyway? Some didn’t even want to be here!

As one of my knowledgeable readers suggests, maybe the reason Muhtorov has not gone to trial yet is that the government might have to reveal why the Bush Administration was taking in Uzbek dissidents as legitimate refugees in the first place!

Here is what we learned last week.  The short article says there was supposed to have been a hearing on Monday, July 3, but we don’t see any news yet on that.

From the Associated Press (hat tip: Joanne):

DENVER — A court has barred the release of a man detained for 5½ years for allegedly providing material support to an Uzbek terror organization.

Uzbekistan is a mostly Muslim country, so why are we taking Muslim refugees from there and placing them in towns and cities across America?

The Denver Post reports the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its temporary stay at the request of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which appealed a federal judge’s order to release Jamshid Muhtorov. The appeals court will hold a hearing Monday.

Muhtorov argues his right to a speedy trial has been violated, and on June 23, a federal judge ordered his release before trial.

Muhtorov, whose trial is expected to begin early next year, is accused of supporting the Islamic Jihad Union and communicating with its website administrator. He denied the allegations after his January 2012 arrest, saying he was going to visit family in Uzbekistan.

Memory lane: I first testified here in 2012 to the US State Department that the refugee program should be for legitimate refugees and should not be used for extracurricular foreign policy objectives like currying favor with other governments by taking troublemakers off their hands. (Ten reasons for a moratorium, #7)

I believe that happened with the Uzbeks, Bosnians, with the Meshketian Turks/Russia and it is happening again with the Trump Administration plan to admit Australian rejected (mostly Muslim) asylum seekers.

Where are you Congress?

Posted in Crimes, diversity's dark side, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

News to watch: Trump to visit “right-tilting” Poland as first stop in Europe this week

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 5, 2017

As you all know Eastern European countries including Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland are so far holding firm in their resistance to accepting Muslim migrants who are presently flooding in to Italy and Greece.

And, why should they open their country when the EU has been so foolish in allowing the invasion which began years ago and could have been stopped in its infancy?

Much symbolism about Trump’s visit to Poland including his planned speech at the location of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 when the Polish resistance attempted to regain control of their city from the Nazis/Germans.

So this week Donald Trump is off to the G-20, but plans a major speech in Warsaw tomorrow as his first stop—the Poles are overjoyed as the UK and Germany stew.

There are so many stories about this news, but here is the New York Times title and a bit of their story:

Europe Will Be Watching Trump’s Visit to a Right-Tilting Poland

WARSAW — Polish officials are bragging: On President Trump’s way to the Group of 20 summit this week, he is coming to Poland first, choosing it over more powerful American allies like Germany, France or Britain.

“We have a new success, Trump’s visit,” Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of the governing party and Poland’s true power broker, said in a speech last week. Mr. Trump’s visit, he said, is causing other European countries to “envy” Poland.

[….]

For Mr. Trump, the stop in Poland on Thursday is something of an appetizer before the main course, a visit to a friendly right-wing, populist government with a kindred approach on any number of key issues, from immigration to global warming and coal mining.

[….]

….he will deliver what the White House is describing as a major speech in the Warsaw square that was the epicenter of the Warsaw Uprising during World War II.

“He will praise Polish courage throughout history’s darkest hour, and celebrate Poland’s emergence as a European power,” Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, said during a White House briefing last week.

Saving Poland from social catastrophe

Poles save Christian Europe in another of history’s darkest hours: Ottoman Turks (the Muslims) were ultimately defeated at the Gates of Vienna in 1683. Polish Hussars, pictured here, pushed the Turks back on SEPTEMBER 11-12, 1683 freeing the Austrians, sparing Germany and saving Europe for Christendom. Gates of Vienna blog posted a good report on what happened here a few years ago: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2006/09/other-september-11th.html . Unfortunately, the Muslims are back today as so-called “refugees” being welcomed to take Europe without a fight.

And, here is the Associated Press:

Under Kaczynski’s party [Law and Justice party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski], Poland has criticized EU key members, mainly Germany, and has insisted on having more decision-making powers. At the same time Warsaw says Britain is among its main partners in the EU.

In a speech in the central town of Przysucha, Kaczynski also reiterated that Poland is refusing to go along with an EU plan to relocate Muslim migrants from Italy and Greece. Italy has demanded more help from other EU nations as it copes with tens of thousands of arrivals of desperate migrants on its shores.

Kaczynski argued the anti-migrant policy was saving Poland from a “social catastrophe” and a decline in living standards.

So why isn’t that clear to all of  Europe?  Have they forgotten history?

The Poles saved Europe from becoming a Muslim continent in 1683 at the Gates of Vienna.

I would love to see the heathen (media) rage if Trump should mention that bit of history!

Posted in Colonization, diversity's dark side, Europe, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Trump, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

Today we reached 49,255 refugees, 745 away from Trump 50,000 cap

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 3, 2017

And, once we pass the 50,000 cap (aka ceiling), then the Supreme Court will be effectively running the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program. 

Refugees arriving over the Presidentially-determined ceiling of 50,000 are the responsibility of nine unelected judges who have decided that relatives can’t possibly be terrorists!

The ceiling has been a cornerstone of  the refugee program for 37 years and last week the Supremes took it upon themselves to lay out fuzzy parameters for exceeding the ceiling set by President Trump that no President in at least a decade has exceeded (maybe ever!).

I just checked the latest numbers at Wrapsnet and see that as of today we have admitted 49,255 refugees this fiscal year.  (The fiscal year ends September 30th).

We should hit 50,000 within a few days.  So, will the members of the court begin getting the daily Presidential security briefing when that happens? And, come to think of it, who tells the Supremes that they have exceeded their Constitutional authority? Hmmmm?

 

Here are the top ten ‘welcoming’ states (so much for Texas trying to get out of the program):

 

 

Just so you know, 3 states and the District of Columbia got less than 10 each (Mississippi–6, Hawaii–3, DC–2, and Wyoming–0).

This post is filed in my ‘Supreme Court’ archive.

Posted in Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Supreme Court, Trump, Where to find information | Tagged: | 15 Comments »

Politico: Sec. of State Tillerson arguing with White House’s Miller over refugees?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 3, 2017

A word of caution! All of these reports being leaked out about conversations between the White House and the State Department must be viewed with a skeptical eye.

That said, this story sounds plausible because we know that Stephen Miller, a longtime Trump aide and expert on immigration and refugees, is a key White House strategist on the subject.

The 31-year-old Miller has been at Trump’s side since the earliest days of the Trump campaign.

We also have gotten previous suggestions that Tillerson aide Brian Hook (a Bushie) is soft on the refugee program, see hereCould Hook be the source for the discord story?

Now that the Supreme Court has added a new wrinkle by doing away with the whole concept of a Presidentially-designated CEILING that is a cornerstone of the Refugee Act of 1980, we can imagine that disagreements are surfacing between the White House immigration hardliners and the DOS which is largely being run by career bureaucrats who loved Obama and Hillary.

I suspect it is the ‘careers’ who put together the bragging graphic, here. Ten Pittsburghs is going to sell the USRAP? Did the Secretary’s office ever eyeball it before it was posted?

Here is what Politico is reporting:

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson argued with senior White House aide Stephen Miller over immigration issues last week in a second recent clash with the White House.

Miller pushed Tillerson and the State Department to be tougher on immigration and make changes to the programs they control, according to four people familiar with the conversation in the West Wing. John Kelly, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, was also present.

It is pretty outrageous to attribute the news of  discord to “four people familiar with the conversation.”  One person might have leaked it back to the DOS and three career bureaucrats are then “familiar with the conversation” and presto! Politico has a story with four sources!

The lead Politico reporter, Josh Dawsey, quoting “four people familiar with the conversation” says on his twitter page that he is a “cigar & bourbon” kind of guy (what is that on his shirt?). Politico welcomed him in December with this comment: “We are very excited to welcome Josh to the newsroom on December 12, and to turn him loose on Washington and the incoming Trump administration.” http://talkingbiznews.com/1/wsj-reporter-dawsey-hired-by-politico-to-cover-white-house/

[….]

Miller has been holding meetings to address how to further curb the entry of refugees into the United States, per two administration officials, and has closely worked with senators on legislative proposals to sharply cut other forms of legal immigration. [ I sure hope to learn that reform of the US Refugee Admissions Program is on the Administration’s list of legislative proposals! If it isn’t than we will never see any real reform!–ed]

[….]

This week, CNN reported that the White House has proposed moving the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs to the Department of Homeland Security, along with its bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. [See my post here.—ed]

Those are among the State Department’s biggest functions and are among the government’s largest immigration arms. They control refugee vetting and releasing passports, among other issues.

[….]

Tillerson has grown increasingly frustrated at the White House and chafed at taking direction from younger Trump aides and not being able to implement State Department policies and offices like he would like, people familiar with his thinking say. [Who the heck are “people familiar with his thinking?” Dawsey could be making up this whole story!—ed]

Tillerson has grown especially agitated that less experienced figures like Miller – who previously worked on the Hill for attorney general and former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions – have been giving him commands.

The former ExxonMobil CEO was promised autonomy by Trump and is fond of reminding others of that.

More here.

Politico reporter Dawsey has a lot of nerve reporting that Miller is somehow less experienced than Tillerson about immigration and immigration law!

Endnote:  I think it’s time for all of us in the blogosphere to start highlighting especially young reporters (Dawsey is only 5 years out of Journalism school!) who act like kingmakers (or destroyers) and report stories based on ‘sources familiar with someone’s thinking!’

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State Department brags: enough refugees admitted to US to make 10 Pittsburghs

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 3, 2017

Charleston, WV citizen activist, Brenda Arthur, pointed us to this interesting and useful page at the US State Department website—it is a review of the work of the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) for 2016.

By the way, PRM is still being run by career bureaucrats who have close ties to the resettlement contractors*** and have longtime ideological leanings toward ‘welcoming’ large numbers of third worlders to America.

This graphic (below) is very useful.  Remember though that the US State Department (DOS) share of the costs for refugee resettlement is only a portion of the cost of admitting an average number (about 64,000 is the average over the last ten years) of refugees to the US each year.

Greater  amounts of your tax dollars go to the Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement for refugee welfare and for awarding grants to contractors for myriad activities. There is another chunk that  goes to the Dept. of Homeland Security for ‘screening’ refugees around the world.

Go here, the artwork is useful! But, 10 Pittsburghs? And, this is Trump’s DOS bragging!

 

More than ten times the population of Pittsburgh!

 

*** Resettlement contractors receive the majority of their funding from taxpayers via PRM and ORR.  One of the contractors is 99.5% funded by you, others are well up in the range of 95% plus. There can be no real reform of the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program if these ‘non-profits’ continue to call the shots. The minute a new Administration signals a slowdown for a few years, the contractors, which receive funding on a per (refugee) head basis, put their community organizer hats on and run to the Leftwing media screaming bloody murder.

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Refugee industry lauds Supreme Court, says we will get many more refugees in coming months

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 2, 2017

I think it has dawned on them that the Supreme Court, in writing refugee law, has just exploded the decades-long concept that a ceiling is a CEILING.  Here they predict that it will be a refugee free-for-all for months to come.  Effectively they are saying there is NO ceiling (no longer even Obama’s 110,000) in place at least until October!

I was interested to see that Eric Schwartz is back…..

From Bloomberg:

The refugee ban will actually add more refugees.

Schwartz was Obama’s first Asst. Sec.of State for PRM (Anne Richard’s predecessor). He is now head honcho of this pro-refugee lobbying group. RI is not a resettlement contractor. https://www.refugeesinternational.org/people/

Trump used his power to reduce refugee entries for the current fiscal year to 50,000 from the target of 110,000 set by President Barack Obama. But the number of refugees who enter the U.S. is likely to end up higher. Under the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling, refugees who have “bona fide” ties to the country may be admitted, and they don’t count as part of the cap.

Immigration advocates say that more than half of all refugees admitted each year have such ties. So even though the U.S is just days away from hitting the 50,000 figure, many more refugees may be entering the country while the 120-day ban is in effect.

“In all likelihood, I would expect we would end up with more than 50,000 this year,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International and former assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. “Once we get to 50,000 there will inevitably be some number of refugees that meet the ‘bona-fide’ test and if the administration monkeys around with that by trying to slow down approvals, then they’ll be in violation of the court decision.”

More here.  So you can tell where they are going with this…

We haven’t written much about Refugees International in the last few  years (ever since Ken Bacon of Clinton/Lewinsky/Linda Tripp fame died while heading this organization).

We have written several important posts on Soros groupie Schwartz, see here.

This post is filed in my new category, ‘Supreme Court’ which will include all posts related to the decision handed down last week.

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500,000 Syrian ‘refugees’ return home to Syria in the last 6 months!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 2, 2017

Here is the news being reported everywhere in the last couple of day….

So, if they were all escaping  the Syrian regime and it is still in place, why return?  Truth is they weren’t all running from Assad, but from rebels and ISIS.

From Qasioun News:

Agencies (Qasioun) – The U.N. refugees agency UNHCR said that nearly half a million Syrian refugees have returned to their homes since the beginning of the year.

Andrej Mahecic, UNHCR spokesman said that humanitarian agencies recorded a “notable trend of spontaneous returns to and within Syria in 2017, with more than 440,000 internally displaced people going back to their homes in the first six months of this year.

Another 31,000 refugees have come back from foreign countries in the same period, particularly from Turkey, where authorities agreed to open the borders to allow thousands of people to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families. Some of these refugees will opt to return to Turkey, but others will stay, according to local media reports. In total, 260,000 refugees have gone back to Syria from neighboring countries since 2015.

Most people returned to the cities of Aleppo, Hama, Homs and Damascus, over which the government has taken back control from the rebels. The reasons for their return vary: Some are looking for their missing relatives, others want to find out what’s left of their belongings and others think the security situation has improved enough for them to come home to live.

You will never hear this!

As time goes on and if the Syrian situation improves, the US Department of State (and its contractors) will never report how many Syrians resettled in America, at great expense to the US taxpayer, will opt to go home to Syria!

In fact, I previously heard from unhappy Iraqis that they wanted to go home after finding out that the streets are not paved with gold in America.

I think Wrapsnet should keep data on refugees who leave America to go home!

See my post: “Syrians are opportunists” from August 2015, here.

I guess the refugee industry must soon find some new poster children to use as propaganda for their open borders agenda!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugee statistics, Who is going where | Tagged: | 10 Comments »

RRW is ten years old!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 2, 2017

And, as the saying goes, time flies when you are having fun (maybe!).

As America turns 241, RRW turns 10!

Refugee Resettlement Watch‘s first full month was July 2007 and for the whole month we had 1,161 views.  Fast forward to the top month of all time—November 2015—when we saw a one day high of 18,445 views.

The average visitors for 2007 were 131/day and since 2015 we have averaged over 5,000 visitors a day.

That isn’t a huge number compared to big blogs, but is a respectable number for the very narrowly focused blog this is.  With the help of a few other writers, there are 8,544 posts archived here (that is an average of 2.3 posts a day over ten years!).

From time to time, I report the top posts of the week or month, but thought you might be interested in knowing what the top most-visited posts of all time, the last year and the last month have been.

The Top Three Posts of all time are these:

Watch the death of Europe in 19 minutes…. (November 2015)

Amarillo, TX being destroyed by refugee overload (January 2016)

Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis? (January 2011)

By the way, I should mention that the Fact Sheet linked at the top of this page always does well, but it is somewhat out of date and I haven’t the time or interest to update it.  For new readers, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS Finding Stuff) also under the header above.

The Top Three Posts of the last year are these:

HUGE! Food stamp fraud bust in Baltimore, check out the names, see a pattern? (August 2016)

Stunning news: Trump State Department opens the flood gates, refugee admissions will explode in coming weeks (May 2017)

This is insane! Taxpayers pay rent for Somalis who feel the need to visit Somalia (for months!) (October 2016)

The Top Three Posts of the last month are these:

“My hometown (Utica) is gone” (June 2017)

A picture worth a thousand words, civil war coming to Europe? (June 2017)

“…an authentic immigrant invasion” is underway, as record breaking number of migrants make it to Italy in two days (June 2017)

Every day RRW welcomes visitors from over 150 countries and territories, but here are the Top Ten countries from which visitors arrived for all time. (WordPress has not kept this data for RRW’s whole life, and I don’t recall how many years ago they began supplying this information.)

In descending order and excluding the US:

Canada

UK

Australia

Germany

South Africa

France

Sweden

Netherlands

India

Norway

Some quick facts for new readers:

~RRW is a blog, a news source, not an organization.

~RRW is a charitable project for me, I work for no one. No one pays me to write this blog.

~Thus, I screen your comments and exclude those that express any violence, use foul language or I simply don’t want to post for some reason.

~Blogging is opinion writing, but I work very hard to back my opinions with facts.

~RRW is on twitter @RefugeeWatcher (over 11,000 followers at the moment)

~RRW is on facebook—Refugee Info. Resource, here. (Over 45,000 likes)

~I recommend that you use the excellent search engine here using key search words before e-mailing me. (I apologize that I cannot answer the hundreds of e-mails I get daily).

~I wrote a small book a couple of  years ago, here.

~My first Youtube video has almost 3 million views as of this writing.

~All of my weekly and  monthly round-ups (including more information for new readers) can be found in the category ‘blogging’ by clicking here.

It has been ten years! Will there be another ten? I doubt it, because right now the best window of change we have ever had is open, and if there is no reform, ten years more will be too late.

Thanks to all of my devoted readers for your hard work where you live to educate fellow citizens about this program and pushing for it to be abolished (or reformed), for your kind words, and for your much appreciated small donations that I see as validation for my work.  I don’t thank you often enough!

Happy Independence Day!

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